Coastal Resilience

Rendering of Living Breakwaters project

Staten Island's Living Breakwaters Project Breaks Ground

The coastal resiliency and biodiversity project is taking shape in Raritan Bay, an area devastated by Hurricane Sandy in 2012.

September 28, 2021 - The Architect's Newspaper

A map of the Boston harbor with locations highlighted that will be vulnerable to sea-level rise.

Boston to Leverage Private Developers for a New Climate Resiliency Fund

It's going to take a lot of funding to build the infrastructure to protect coastal cities from rising seas as climate change takes hold. The city of Boston is starting to experiment with revenue sources that can fund the necessary improvements.

September 10, 2021 - The Boston Globe

Beaufort County, South Carolina

An Open Space Plan for Cultural Landscapes, Resilience, and Growth in the Coastal Southeast

The Beaufort County Greenprint Plan, completed in 2020, offers an innovative model of open space planning integrated within a larger planning framework.

May 25, 2021 - Emily McCoy

Jack and Laura Dangermond Preserve

'Grim' Choices Facing California as the Pacific Ocean Rises

The Los Angeles Times published a massively ambitious account of the sea-level threat facing California.

July 8, 2019 - Los Angeles Times

New York City

Climate Resilience Plan Would Extend Manhattan

A plan to literally change the shape of Manhattan.

March 18, 2019 - New York Magazine

Extreme Weather

Coastal Virginia Testing a New Approach to Flood Planning

A new flood plan for Norfolk, Virginia aims to establish a new model for coastal resilience.

January 17, 2019 - The Virginian-Pilot

Brooklyn Bridge Park

Shift in Direction of New York Resiliency Project Raises Questions

After delays and a groundbreaking that still has not happened, proposed changes to New York’s big resiliency project have not been well received.

October 5, 2018 - Politico

The Grand Bayway

A Showcase of Innovative Climate Change and Resiliency Design Projects

A competition in the San Francisco Bay Area highlights projects considering new ways to design for impending environmental changes.

September 15, 2018 - San Francisco Chronicle

Miami Temperature

Miami Beach: A Model of Climate Adaptation for Coastal Cities?

How did the seven square mile, four-foot high barrier island in the Atlantic Ocean off Miami and Biscayne Bay hold-up to Hurricane Irma? The city arguably has done more to adapt to sea level rise in recent times than any other coastal city.

September 22, 2017 - Planetizen

Rockaway Beach

Long Island Developers Taking Storm Risk Seriously

Tree-huggers many of them are not, but there's consensus among Long Island developers that storm resilience is an investment worth making.

September 13, 2017 - Newsday

Assistant or Associate Professor of Urban Design

Harvard University Graduate School of Design

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Harvard University Graduate School of Design

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Harvard University Graduate School of Design

New Cityscape Explores Methods of Measuring Blight

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2022 National Cohousing Conference

Cohousing Association of the US

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HUD's Office of Policy Development and Research

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Urban Design for Planners 1: Software Tools

This six-course series explores essential urban design concepts using open source software and equips planners with the tools they need to participate fully in the urban design process.

Hand Drawing Master Plans

This course aims to provide an introduction into Urban Design Sketching focused on how to hand draw master plans using a mix of colored markers.